updated 6/6/2011 8:16:42 AM ET 2011-06-06T12:16:42

TAMPA, Fla., June 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Celebrity Apprentice winner, John Rich, celebrated performer Big Kenny, and hard-working, hard-partying country girl, Gretchen Wilson will ring in Denver, Colorado's 4th of July weekend American Country style, with a special concert in support of Shriners Hospitals for Children®.

The Saturday, July 2 Denver, Colorado concert will be held at the Wells Fargo Theater and includes live performances from Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson with special guests Cowboy Troy and Two-Foot Fred. Ticket prices range from $35 to $99. The artists will perform on a custom stage complete with a full bar and eight-piece band. There will be no intermissions or set changes as Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson will rarely leave the stage, performing countless hits and joining in on each other's songs.

"We've been talking about this for quite a while, and we really put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into putting together a show we feel the fans will walk away and say, 'wow, I've never seen anything like that," said Grammy® award-winning singer, Gretchen Wilson. "You're going to see me come out and sing on Big & Rich songs, you're going to see John and Kenny sing on my songs, and there's no telling where Two-Foot and Cowboy Troy will be!"

The fun doesn't stop there: Concert goers who purchase tickets before June 17, 2011 will be entered on Facebook to win a Country Music Fans Dream 4th of July Weekend. The grand prize includes:

  • Two (2) VIP passes to meet and greet Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson backstage at the show
  • Two (2) tickets to the sold-out Kenny Chesney concert at Red Rocks
  • Two (2) nights at The Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver for two (2)
  • Two (2) tickets to the sold-out Colorado Rockies Fireworks show on July 1, 2011 plus $50.00 stadium cash to spend however the winner wants
  • VIP viewing for the 4th of July Shriners Parade through downtown Denver
  • VIP limo transportation to and from the Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson concert

The 1st place prize includes:

  • The ultimate ticket upgrade – Swap your tickets for two (2) floor seats at the Big &Rich and Gretchen Wilson concert
  • Two (2) tickets to the sold-out Colorado Rockies Fireworks show on July 1, 2011
  • VIP viewing for the 4th of July Shriners Parade through downtown Denver

Half of the Big & Rich duo, John Rich, recently won the coveted title of "Celebrity Apprentice" on the Donald Trump and NBC hit television show "Celebrity Apprentice." Rich has a huge passion for helping children and just released two SIX PAK albums – "Rich Rocks" featuring Lil Jon, Kid Rock, Cowboy Troy and Hank Williams, Jr. and "For the Kids."

For more information about tickets and the contest visit: www.BigRichGretchenDenver.org

About Shriners Hospitals for Children®

Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and relies on the generosity of donors.  All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. For more information, visit www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org

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CONTACT:  Jazmine Vincenty
          Shriners Hospitals for Children
          JaVincenty@shrinenet.org
          213.368.3356

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